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Haydock Park Racecourse

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Haydock Park Racecourse was created in the last years of the 19th Century as a direct successor to the nearby Old Golborne Heath course, home of the Newton Races (Newton-Le-Willows), which flourished in the 1750s. With regular visits by the royal family during the 1700's and early 1800's, Newton Racecourse provided some of the country's richest and finest racing of that era.

The Newton Course was famous for its feature race which is still run at Haydock Park today under the name of the Old Newton Cup. The race is run over a mile-and-a-half at the July meeting but was first recorded in 1807.

Racing at the Newton Course ended in 1898 when Lord Newton leased the 127 acres of verdant parkland to build Haydock Park Racecourse at which the first recorded racing took place in 1899.

Haydock Park Racecourse in its present form is a result of 250 years of racing tradition that is steeped in history together with modern facilities and a drive to provide the very best racing and facilities in the 21st century. The highlight of Haydock Park's season is the Group 1 Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup and the De Vere Gold Cup, both offering a racing spectacle which rivals any other race of our day.

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HAYDOCKRACES 7:30pm, 11th Jun 2013

Fantastic midweek racing this Wed 12 & Thurs (eve) 13 June. Take a day out of the office & #comeracing. Tickets available to buy on gate

HAYDOCKRACES 2:30pm, 11th Jun 2013

There will be a minute’s silence tomorrow just before the 1st race in memory of Sir Henry Cecil, who sadly passed away earlier this morning.

HAYDOCKRACES 11:20am, 11th Jun 2013

Rita Ora, who will perform at Haydock Park later this summer, was in concert at Newbury Racecourse at the weekend. Tickets 0844 579 3006

HAYDOCKRACES 11:05am, 10th Jun 2013

Our opening Music Night of 2013 welcomes Legends of the 80's music scene. Sat 22nd June (Eve) book now 0844 579 3006 http://t.co/8cgvBCtorY

HAYDOCKRACES 10:35am, 10th Jun 2013

Professor proved too smart for his rivals in Sandy Lane Stakes - http://t.co/lvpBFAzaIa

HAYDOCKRACES 8:30am, 10th Jun 2013

Going Report for Wednesday & Thursday 12th & 13th June 2013 -: Good to Firm (Watering)

HAYDOCKRACES 4:45pm, 8th Jun 2013

Our final winner today @HAYDOCKRACES No.1 Double Discount Trained By Tom Dascombe Owned By Mr Laurence A Bellman Ridden By Richard Kingscote

HAYDOCKRACES 4:45pm, 8th Jun 2013

A massive thank you to all our racegoers today! We hope you had a great day. Have a safe journey home, we look forward to seeing you again.

HAYDOCKRACES 4:20pm, 8th Jun 2013

All too soon its the final race @HAYDOCKRACES today, the 5.35 Royal Ascot Money Back At http://t.co/wqZd3cf89v Classified Stakes (Class 4)

HAYDOCKRACES 4:20pm, 8th Jun 2013

There's been a fantastic atmosphere at @HAYDOCKRACES today! http://t.co/kQJ01ENoTv

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